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Christie Mine - Big Hill Loop is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pomona, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 1,466 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

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Getting There

From the car, follow the Old Mine Rd (now a pipe/power line route) northeast towards the Christie Mine, once the biggest in the area. The road gently runs up and down the hills it was built to bring the iron ore to Ladentown. After seeing the remains of the mine, continue to where the Long Path enters the park. Cross Horse Chock Creek and pass the ruins of the Call Family Farm. Follow the LP to the top of Big Hill. At the shelter take the Suffern-Bear Mtn trail over Ladentown Mtn. Pass the shores of the Third Reservoir to the Red Arrow Trail. There are tons of butterflies in this area, clinging to rocks and trees. Climb to Eagle Rock and then descend towards the Old Mine Rd.

Park Police - 845-786-2781

I parked at the Ladentown Parking Area on Diltz Rd. Take NY Rt 202 to Rt 306, follow Calls Hollow Rd (Rt 306) to Diltz Rd. Parking area in on the right before the power sub-station.

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Mary Arnold
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Hiking

While this trail is pretty and quiet, I found it extremely hard to follow. After getting lost multiple times between miles 2 and 3 I gave up and took another trail back down the mountain.

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J Y.
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Kevin Smith
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Lakes were awesome but the trail isn’t marked well in several spots.

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Heidi K
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Glenn deMarrais
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mile #2 poorly marked. difficult to navigate without GPS. this section is more like an abandoned trail. lots of fallen trees.

raphael rice
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Hiking

From Pamona to Reservoir and back. Not the loop. The “Red Arrow” route has been slightly changed on the ground and differs from the AllTrails version. Off by a few hundred feet in some places, but still generally the same junctions.

John Butt
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Hiking

Half the trail is along a road and natural gas pipeline, not fun at all. The parts along actual park trails are nice. Do yourself a favor and download the park trails map so you can create something better.

Erik Tischler
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Hiking

Great walk in the woods. Take the kids and put the little one on your shoulders

Shimon Rosenberg
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Shimon Rosenberg
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Rosh Yeshiva
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Rosh Yeshiva
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Bobby Smooth
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Alexis Trice
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Brian Quinn
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Mark Bernasconi
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Brian Bernasconi
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Shelby Drescher
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Dana Ganz
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Steve Cunningham
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Kevin Jimenez
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Geoff Greenberg
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Thom Dram
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Wayne Yeager
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Monica Viera
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